Fats Domino Tribute Concert, Parade Planned for Wednesday

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Fats Domino

The rock 'n' roll pioneer died of natural causes on Oct. 24.

Trumpeter James Andrews says some of Fats Domino's bandmembers will be at a bar near his old New Orleans neighborhood for a tribute this week.

The rock 'n' roll pioneer died of natural causes on Oct. 24. He was 89.

Andrews said Monday that baritone saxophone player Roger Lewis and tenor saxophone player Elliott "Stackman" Callier played with the legendary musician and plan to be at Vaughan's Lounge for a tribute to Domino on Wednesday night.

Andrews said he and the Crescent City Allstars will be playing there, and he will lead a second-line parade that evening from the bar to Domino's house and back.

The lounge is near the edge of the Bywater neighborhood and across the Industrial Canal from the Lower 9th Ward, where Domino spent most of his life. It's about a 1.4-mile walk from the bar to the house.

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